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Brooklyn Political Dynasty on Trial

A Jamaica Hospital official testified Thursday that state Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. received improper compensation for his efforts to secure city council funds for the hospital. The testimony, in emails presented to the jury, also implicated former city councilwoman Tracy Boyland, his sister. Boyland Jr., part of a prominent political dynasty in Brooklyn, has represented […]

The Fall of the Phillips Empire

By Seth Berkman During his early days at East Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in the Bronx in 2005, 81-year-old John Phillips would practice karate moves as other patients sat idly. A former judge in Civil Court in Brooklyn, Phillips was diagnosed with dementia five years earlier, but his physical health had not yet deteriorated. […]